Monthly Archives January 2013

CRASHDÏET – The Savage Playground (2013)

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The boys are back! Like any big fan of this band, I have been eagerly waiting this album for some time now and I am happy to say the waiting was worth it!

For those not familiar with them, CRASHDÏET are that band where rebels pour their heart out into sleaze laced anthems meant to be aimed at society, and to heal the oppressed, misfits and bring a young and hungry print over the music scene. This is the second album released with their third vocalist, Simon Cruz, and it seems that after the decease of Dave Lepard the guys finally found more and more their core within Simmie’s voice.

‘The savage playground’ is a raw, old school infused hell-of-a-ride! It’s different from the other records produced because, although the songs seem to go back to the roots, they are far more complex than ...

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Helloween – Straight Out Of Hell (2013)

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Helloween has been around the metal scene for  30 years (celebrating them this year), which means a big discography behind them, a big name and above all, a plenty amount of experience when it comes to how true metal should sound. However, although I am a big fan of them for many years now, I have had a struggle understanding the build-up of this album. It’s just that, to me, it feels a bit odd what they tried to achieve with this new record.

Let me break it down for you guys, especially for those who did not listen to it yet: the record begins with ‘Nabataea’, a killer track screaming Helloween from every pore, very complex, reminding me here and there of Ayreon. 7:02 minutes of almost perfection if I may say so...

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Black Veil Brides – Wretched & Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones (2013)

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Writing a conceptual album is a tricky job: you need a story, a good one with a strong backbone. Then you need inspiration to turn that story into lyrics and create a perfect soundtrack for it. And you also have to make sure that, at the end of the day, your narration is easily understood by your fans and sends a meaningful message. For some bands, this sort of record requires a massive step up of their skills in order to succeed.

So what did the guys from Black Veil Brides do? They evolved! I am proud to say that since record number one, their style turned into an orderly, professionally created chaos that even big names in the metal scene like Nikki Sixx noticed...

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Richard Sjunnesson – A spirit meant to be unguided

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The violent side of the swedish allstar project The Unguided, Richard Sjunnesson,  (ex-Sonic Syndicate vocalist) took a bit of his time into what turned out to be a 20+ minutes Skype interview unveiling the ins and outs of his band and their plans for 2013, but also a bit about his inspirations, touring experience and how he ended up as a harsh vocalist although his beginnings lie in power metal.

Caution: This interview does not represent only fan food but also fun entertaining information about a great swede! Click below and listen until the end!

Interview Richard Sjunnesson

 

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The Unguided – InvaZion [EP] (2012)

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The Swedish allstar melodic death metal project, The Unguided, featuring members coming from bands such as Sonic Syndicate, Dead by April and Cipher System brings a new potent cocktail with their newest EP named ‘InvaZion’, following their first album, ‘Hell Frost’. For the old-school Sonic Syndicate fans, The Unguided comes as a nice gift for it features the Sjunnesson brothers as well as the Sjunnesson – Johansson vocal duet after their departure.

‘InvaZion’ contains two songs: ‘Singularity’ and ‘Eye of the Thylacine’, both in the same vein as ‘Hell Frost’. ‘Singularity’ has war anthem hooks with revenge and the thirst for justice taking the crown, laced in keyboard moans and guitar ground-breaking riffs. The harsh and clean vocals alternate in creating a balanced sound...

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